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“I Resolve to Save X Amount for Retirement by X Date”

January 18, 2012 - Laura - 1 comment

At the start of each new year people make resolutions to gain or lose something, e.g., “I resolve to lose x amount of weight, by x date.” They may even resolve to reach a certain amount in general savings by a certain date. But you rarely hear resolutions to save specifically... Continue reading »

Expecting Cash from Uncle Sam?

January 4, 2012 - Brandon - 0 comments

If you got $3,000 dollars in the mail, what would you do with it?   Well, for the average American, that’s a question many will have to figure out the answer to very soon (if they haven’t already). CNNMoney reports that the average tax refund in 2011 is $3,129.    Now... Continue reading »

Winning the Home Financing Game

December 28, 2011 - Kristin - 0 comments

You’re thinking about buying a home. In fact, you’ve been looking around and found one you love, and now you’ve got plans for where the big-screen TV will go and what color to paint the walls.   All that’s left is the financing, and surely you can figure that out — you... Continue reading »

Saving Money on Groceries in College

December 22, 2011 - Tameka - 0 comments

Going into my sophomore year of college, I was very excited to live off campus. I felt independent. I had my own car and an apartment; I had it all and thought living on my own was going to be great. When reality hit me, I realized that what I actually had was a lot of... Continue reading »

Save Now So You Can Play Later

December 14, 2011 - Christen - 0 comments

No matter how much you love your job, you will want to retire someday. To counter your future dependence on Social Security payments, you have probably (hopefully) already begun contributing to an employer-sponsored retirement plan or some other retirement investment option... Continue reading »

My Pursuit of $2,000

December 8, 2011 - Brandon - 0 comments

An article on CNN tells us that most Americans can’t afford a $1,000 emergency expense. Two statistics from the article are noteworthy:   “A majority, or 64% of Americans don't have enough cash on hand to handle a $1,000 emergency expense, according to a survey... Continue reading »

The Young and the Riskless

December 6, 2011 - Al - 0 comments

If you’re in your 20s or 30s, a couple decades from now you may well be reading articles similar to this one in the New York Times about the risks of experiencing poor or subpar investment returns in your late career years. Ideally, when you come across a quote like this one... Continue reading »

Stay Free and Clear of Credit Debt This Holiday Season

November 17, 2011 - Christen - 1 comment

Buying presents for loved ones is the perfect excuse for charging large amounts on your credit cards, right? Wrong! When it comes to using credit for holiday purchases, it’s best to assess what you can realistically afford to spend before you start shopping.   Here are... Continue reading »